I am a beginner lifter and was wondering if I could ask you guys (and gals) some questions.
First, here is some info about myself:
I have been lifting for a month now.
I’m 6ï¿½??6ï¿½?? and was 230 lbs. when I started.
I’m now 237-239.
My diet consists of:
360 g. of Protein (chicken, beef, fish, eggs, yogurt, cottage cheese, casein and whey)
240 g. of Carbs (mostly from berries, veggies, brown rice, little fruit and oats)
110 g. of Fat (mainly from the fish, meat, eggs, EFAs, dairy and olive oil)
I believe my diet is pretty good as I have read almost everything on this site about how to create the correct diet.
I workout each muscle group two times a week, one day for strength and one day for functional/size). I am currently bulking, however, the muscle I have gained is coming on very lean, which I am happy about. I just moved into my new apartment and it has a gym, but the gym kind of sucks (it lacks some equipment) so I will need to find another one sometime soon.
Here are my questions:
-Does my diet appear to be okay from what I have described above?
-Is it okay that I workout each body part twice a week the way I do? My goal is not to become this huge bodybuilder, but to become strong and have an athletic build. Basically I don’t want to become ridiculously big, but I do want to become bigger.
My workouts consist of:
-a “pushing muscle” day for strength (low reps, higher weight) Here I work chest, shoulders, tris, quads
-a “pulling muscle” day for strength (same as above) where I work my back, bis and ham strings
-a “pushing muscle” day for size (8-12 reps, lighter weight) same muscles as the other “push day” some different exercises though
-a “pulling muscle” day for size (8-12 reps, lighter weight) same muscles as the other “pull day” some different exercises though
IT has been working so far but will it work in the long run?
I.e. My bench is up 50 pounds, my squats 70, my DL 100, and I can now do actual pull ups instead of using the machine.
Also, I have gained about 8 pounds worth of size. Any feedback you guys can give me would be awesome. I’ll also answer any questions you may have, thanks.